Where were you when the world changed?
One minute everything was fine and the next… they arrived. Those that saw them died instantly. The unlucky ones survived. Now unimaginable things straight out of nightmares roam the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible. Nowhere is safe. And no one can escape The Change…
Grace just wants to find her brother, but she can’t go anywhere without the Queen of Coney Island’s permission to travel.
Now the Queen demands payment and Grace and her new friend, a man in a false beard who believes he is God, must journey into the nightmare world of Dreamland, a tourist park whose attractions are as lethal as they are bizarre.
[OUTSIDE THE CABIN she heard her uncle screaming and wondered if today was to be the day she would die]
(Solaris Books, 13 July 2017, copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
I enjoyed this novella even more than the first one in the change series, London Orbital.
I like the fact New York: The Queen of Coney Island is stand-alone. Although it’s set in the world after the change it’s unrelated to the first book and offers a completely different story rather than a continuation of the same story.
As a series, I was sort of expecting the books to be small parts of the same story and I like that they are quite different.
New York: The Queen of Coney Island is even darker than the first book. The story is better and the characters are better written.
I like how the author continues the mythology of the change and how it affected the world.
I really liked the way the story concluded when Grace and God go to Dreamworld and are lulled into thinking the place is safe. When things so bad it happens fast. I wasn’t expecting that.